Manage the Mud!

Melting snow and spring rains can make for some muddy horses! Then there are the messy challenges, health risks, and trying to deal with it all.

At we have your top tips for effective mud control and products that can help manage the muck for your horse!

Healthy Hooves

Continually wet feet are more vulnerable to issues. The most common diseases and ailments associated with muddy conditions are thrush, hoof abscesses, and hoof cracks.


Tip: Clean your horse’s feet daily using tools to access mud that accumulates in the cracks.

Smart Solutions to Seasonal Care

  • Vaccine Guide
  • Pest Control Center
  • Spring Cleanup

Grooming Solutions

If your horse is turned out in mud, grooming his or her legs daily is the most important thing to do to prevent mud fever. This unpleasant dermatitis causes a great deal of discomfort for a horse, resulting in inflammation, swelling, and scabs. If left untreated, a more severe health risk will develop, requiring a vet’s attention.


Tip: When grooming, carefully inspect each leg for any red skin or scabs, as these can be an early sign of mud fever.

horse grazing

Seasonal Prevention Wrap-Up

As the season’s rainy weather is upon us, be sure to keep a watchful eye on your horse’s feet. Diligent farrier care is essential to helping prevent any moisture-related issues from happening. Don’t put a damper on your riding plans or your horse’s comfort!

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  • Updated: 4/4/2018: 4:16:33 PM ET
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